This video tells the incredible story of Jack Andraka a fifteen year old who developed a paper sensor that can detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents. A key element of Jack’s home run was that he swung and swung that bat. He commenced with a database of 8,000 [...]
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Our bias for the Rightside Up is sometimes so great we can’t see the reality which is Upside Down. Check out D. Westry, an artist from Georgia. http://www.andersoncooper.com/2012/05/25/speed-painters-amazing-anderson-artwork/
Posted in Uncategorized on Jan 25th, 2013
Colin Powell once said: No battle plan survives contact with the enemy Nor will your project plan survive contact with its initial progress Nor will your start-up business plan survive contact with its initial product development, customers and channels to market. Nor will you career plan survive contact with your first job. This is not a new concept. In 1785 the Scottish poet, [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Jan 10th, 2013
Paradoxically, I am simply repeating Seth Godin’s post of today. I am repeating it because it’s good. It’s a paradox because you should not be a repeater, a distributor, an editor, a commentator, or referee but rather make new, creative an innovative things happen. Be an initiator or creator. You can do it, believe in yourself.
Check out this video for a classic example of very smart people embracing scarcity to pursue innovation – Point 58 of The Pursuit of Luck “Hang around situations with scarce resources, scarcity breeds innovation”.
Whatever you are doing now, do something different
Posted in Uncategorized on Nov 25th, 2012
The Internet is full of excellent productivity tools that can become important for any business. With these tools you can save money, time and energy and streamline your work processes. There are multiple tools that you can try out, but that in itself takes time, and sometimes you can be charged for something that you [...]
Posted in Uncategorized on Sep 19th, 2012
Free speech is at the heart of creativity, change and progress and if societies want to continue to progress they must rigorously protect everybody’s right to free speech and not sacrifice it on the altar of political correctness. Many proponents of freely expressed ideas and dreams that challenged the social norms of the time have [...]
The rise of the insane, illogical and ridiculous bureaucratic rules has to be stopped. Today I read in the Herald Sun that 2,000 patients, mostly elderly are dying in the Queensland health system every year because of dehydration and starvation. Ms Long said for hygiene reasons, the food handlers couldn’t unwrap or take lids off [...]
My main line of work is as a business adviser providing assistance to business owners, directors, organisations and companies in the areas of insolvency workout, restructure and turnaround. In helping out one company I got myself caught up in a transaction that resulted in me being named as one of nine defendants in a multi-million [...]